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Workplace Harassment – One Year After #MeToo

It’s been just over a year that The New York Times published its groundbreaking story on Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment accusations against him. Since then, the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have taken shape, thousands have stepped forward to share their personal experiences, and media stories of workplace harassment across all industries proliferate. We […]

 

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Will BC Workplaces Go To Pot? Practical Tips For BC Employers Now That Marijuana Is Legalized

As of October 17, 2018, marijuana is now legalized in Canada. Whether you support this move or are strictly anti-cannabis, it’s now time for you, as an employer, to make sure your company has the policies and procedures in place to deal with the potential impact on your workplace. We’ve been telling employers for months […]

 

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B.C. Employer Health Tax – The Latest News for B.C. Employers

As part of their budget announcement in February 2018, B.C.’s NDP government introduced an Employer Health Tax (“EHT”) on employers to replace Medical Services Plan premiums for individual taxpayers. Earlier in July, more details were released by the Ministry of Finance on how the Employer Health Tax will be implemented. Key highlights include: The EHT […]

 

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Changes to the BC Employment Standards Act – May 2018

On May 17, 2018, amendments to BC Employment Standards Act came into effect. These changes bring the province’s pregnancy, parental and compassionate care leave provisions in line with changes to the Employment Insurance Act which came into effect in December 2017. The amendments also introduce two new job-protected leaves related to the death or crime-related […]

 

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Leadership Lessons from Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin

On April 2, 2018, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin announced they would be retiring at the end of the NHL season from the Vancouver Canucks. Given their age of 37 and being in the final year of their four-year contract, there was a good chance that this would be their final year of NHL hockey, […]

 

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